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Using Data to Better Understand and Respond to Road Congestion

Tuesday, 11 September 2018

IUK Launches GovTech SBRI Competition: Using Data to Better Understand and Respond to Road Congestion

UK businesses, working alone of with the research base, can apply for a share of up to £250,000, including VAT, to generate innovative ideas that use data to help ease road traffic congestion.

This Innovate UK (IUK) Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) competition has been established with funding provided by the GovTech Catalyst to support a challenge from Department for Transport (DfT) and the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

Recent research for DfT shows that many local authorities in the UK lack access to reliable, real-time information about vehicle traffic, cyclists and pedestrians. This competition will help local areas better understand and respond to traffic congestion by providing data that is less resource intensive and of higher quality.

This is the first phase of a potential two-phase, £1.25 million competition. This first phase focuses on feasibility studies.

IUK has allocated up £250,000 for feasibility studies resulting in a technical and commercial specification and detailed design package for an intelligent digital solution. IUK expects phase 1 projects to range in size, up to total costs of £50,000, including VAT, per organisation. IUK expects to fund five projects for up to three months.

To lead a project, the applicant can be a UK-based organisation of any size, working alone or with others as subcontractors (businesses, research base or third sector).

Projects should start 14 December 2018.

The competition is now open - find out more. The deadline for registrations is 19 September 2018 and the competition will close a week later, on 26 September 2018.
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